Thursday, April 13—Screenagers, Growing Up In The Digital Age
Screenagers is a one-hour documentary that covers internet, video game and social media use by pre-teens and teenagers and how parents can empower kids to best navigate the digital world. The movie reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.
The April 13 showing will be at DSST: Conservatory Green, 8499 E. Stoll St. in North Stapleton. Doors open at 6:30pm, the film starts at 7pm. Concessions are available for purchase. A facilitated discussion will be held after film. Tickets are $5. To purchase, visit https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-dsst-conservatory-green-2122
April 22—Dress for Success Denver Power Walk 5K at Central Park Stapleton
Dress for Success Denver (DFS) will host its 7th Annual Power Walk 5K at Stapleton’s Central Park on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 10 a.m. The walk brings women from DFS programs together with the Denver community that supports them in moving their lives out of poverty. DFS Denver helps 1,400 women each year and has helped 11,000 local women since 2006. Registration and pre-event festivities begin at 9 a.m. Mary Louise Lee, wife of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will sing the National Anthem to kickoff the 5K event. During the walk/run, participants have the opportunity to learn about the work DFS Denver does and how they can get involved.
The Power Walk for DFS Denver benefits the organization’s Professional Women’s Group, a job retention program that helps women get the job, keep the job, and grow in their careers. Registration is $25 for adults ($75 for a team of 4); $10 for dogs and kids; 12 year-olds and under are free. Prizes for the best dressed team and best dressed dog! To learn more about the Power Walk, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/denverpowerwalk2017.
Starting April 28—Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble: Romeo and Juliet and Selections from Porgy and Bess
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents six performances of these two iconic tales of love and tragedy.
Excerpts from Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin, which premiered in 1998, will be performed with live music. The setting is Charleston, S.C., in the 1930s.
In a dramatic retelling of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet,” the star-crossed lovers’ story is set against the backdrop of New Orleans exuberant Mardi Gras celebration at the end of 19th century. The work explores a clash of cultures and spiritual traditions, with Romeo’s Roman Catholic faith set up in stark contrast to Juliet’s traditional Yoruba beliefs.
Performances will be held April 28, 29, and 30; and May 5, 6, and 7. Times will be 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. The theatre is at 119 Park Avenue West (corner of 20th Street and Park Avenue near Washington Street) in the Shorter AME Building in Denver. Tickets: $40/adults; $35/seniors; $30/children/youth/students; $35 groups of 8 or more. Visit cleoparkerdance.org or call 303.295.1795 x13. Parking is free on the street and the nearby Safeway parking lot.
May 20 & 21—Annual Stapleton Community Garage Sale
Start clearing your garage and closets to get ready to sell—or make a list of what you want to buy. The community garage sale, sponsored by Diana and Michael Kearns, The Kearns Team, RE/MAX Alliance, is happening May 20 & 21 from 8am til 12pm both days. Approximately 400 Stapleton homes are expected to participate in the annual community event. Registration will begin in early April at http://www.buildingstapleton.com/Community-Info/Stapleton-Community-Garage-Sale. There is no cost to register. Registration for the 2017 Sale will begin in early April 2017, and details will be posted here.